HC Deb 17 November 1936 vol 317 cc1522-3W

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been drawn to the number of cases recently before the courts in Glasgow where lawyers have been charged with fraudulent conversion of investment funds to their own use: whether there is any protection of clients by periodical examination of books and necessary production of funds; and if not, will he be prepared to amend the law with a view to this necessary protection of poor persons?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second part in the negative. As regards the last part of the question I understand that the whole matter has been under consideration by professional bodies in Scotland, and my right hon. Friend and I are examining the position.

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